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The Pelvic Four

The Body Puzzle

Release Date: 04/28/2021

The Breath Series: Episode 3: A Physical Therapist and Strength Coach that applies Breath to Every Exercise, Tyler Tanaka, DPT show art The Breath Series: Episode 3: A Physical Therapist and Strength Coach that applies Breath to Every Exercise, Tyler Tanaka, DPT

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Tyler Tanaka shares how he uses the breath in his clinical practice as a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach. He talks about the importance of how he “packages the breath” for different populations and provides some approaches that work for him. He dives into the mechanics of breath and what language helps to facilitate an experience of breath in the body. Tyler sheds light on his clinical approach of applying breath to every exercise for movement efficiency.

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The Breath Series: Episode 2: Breath Awareness: An Internal Barometer for our Nervous System with Respiratory Therapist and Yoga Teacher, Julia O'Shea show art The Breath Series: Episode 2: Breath Awareness: An Internal Barometer for our Nervous System with Respiratory Therapist and Yoga Teacher, Julia O'Shea

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Julia O’Shea runs the Pulmonary Rehab Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She shares about her work with the breath as Respiratory Therapist and a Kaiut Yoga teacher. She gives insight into how both her yoga and her teachings about the breath have changed over the years. Julia gives practical anchors for teaching breath practices to beginners. She shares how Covid has influenced her work and what tools can be offered to people experiencing post-Covid symptoms.

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The Breath Series: Episode 1: Consciously Breathing: There is Something to this Ancient Practice with Avi Greenberg, a teacher of mindset training and breath-work show art The Breath Series: Episode 1: Consciously Breathing: There is Something to this Ancient Practice with Avi Greenberg, a teacher of mindset training and breath-work

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Avi Greenberg, a teacher of mindset training and breath-work, talks about the subtle and nuanced ways we can work with the breath and its interaction with the nervous system. He describes both calming and invigorating benefits of the ancient practices of breathwork and thermogenesis. Avi shares with us how he sprinkles the science into client sessions and workshops. He offers different starting points for beginning breathing practice and talks about the shifts and bumps in his own journey with the breath.

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In this episode, Dan discusses how important a strong foundation knowledge of the pelvic floor is and how to allow space for creativity in delivering the topic to students.  Dan emphasizes knowing the why behind what we are teaching and that what we are offering is best for our students. He shares how he uses breath as a gateway for teaching pelvic floor function and addresses trends and stereotypes in the yoga, pilates and fitness industries that don’t serve optimal pelvic health.

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Brian Roy-Garland claims that men also have a pelvic floor! This conversation provides insight into why it is important to address pelvic health for men.  He shares with us the importance of layering in awareness of the pelvic floor for higher level performance activities like weight lifting, cycling, and gymnastics. Brian gets into some of the nitty gritty anatomy and function and provides accessible ways to talk about and cue the pelvic floor.

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In this episode we gain a better understanding of pelvic health physical therapy. Dr. Liz Simons helps to shed light on what pelvic floor dysfunction means and provides some guidance for determining if your own pelvic floor is dysfunctional. Liz describes what pelvic floor physical therapists can offer and when to see a pelvic floor PT. Liz helps to break down some of the barriers of initiating conversations surrounding these topics.

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In this episode we gain a better understanding of pelvic health physical therapy. Dr. Liz Simons helps to shed light on what pelvic floor dysfunction means and provides some guidance for determining if your own pelvic floor is dysfunctional. Liz describes what pelvic floor physical therapists can offer and when to see a pelvic floor PT. She discusses how conditions like chronic constipation provide valuable information about pelvic health.  Liz helps to break down some of the barriers of initiating conversations surrounding these topics.